Companion Quotes

Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood; and this meager foster-mother remains their faithful companion throughout life.

By ourselves we can enjoy life, but to really appreciate life we must find companionship.

You should never be in the company of anyone with whom you would not want to die.

Tell me who you frequent and I will tell you who you are.

I am not so much inclined to wonder that marriage is sometimes unhappy, as that it appears so little loaded with calamity; and cannot but conclude that society has something in itself eminently agreeable to human nature, when I find its pleasures so great that even the ill choice of a companion can hardly overbalance […]

It is not often difficult to find a suitable companion, if every man would be content with such as he is qualified to please. But if vanity tempts him to forsake his rank, and post himself among those with whom no common interest or mutual pleasure can ever unite him, he must always live in […]

We may take Fancy for a companion, but must follow Reason as a guide.

Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage.

No man is much pleased with a companion, who does not increase, in some respect, his fondness for himself; and, therefore, he that wishes rather to be led forward to prosperity by the gentle hand of favor than to force his way by labour and merit must consider with more care how to display his […]

True happiness… arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.